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Andrew, you fought the good fight and we all are forever in your debt. Well done, good and faithful servant.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
When you think about it, this exact process is being used as we speak by the Romney campaign, possibly in concert with Obama. Haven't we all been hearing that Romney is "inevitable" as the GOP nominee ad nauseam in online news outlets and blogs? It dovetails very well with the hints and suggestions from the Obama campaign that Mitt is who they want. Well, now that we know how it works, we can also design an offensive rather than defensive strategy to fight it. Why not? That is how one wins the long game.
This article needs to be emailed over and over again to every Republican's in-box, or enlarged poster-size and posted on their bulletin boards in their offices, because once is definitely not enough. The ones who are in the public eye especially need to be reminded of this every day, and they need to know that there are thousands of us behind them, supporting them and encouraging them to go on the offensive.
I am continually frustrated with not only the presidential candidates, but with the rest of the GOP as well for their "let's not make waves" policies. Where are their staff members? If I were one, I'd be actively researching, plotting counterattacks they could use every day, and coaching them when and how to use them (a la "The King's Speech," if necessary).
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That is exactly it -- get the meme out there. It doesn't matter if it's not true. That's the beauty of it in the first place to the Left. The idea is to have those untruths and innuendos spread far and wide among so many people for so long that it becomes part of the accepted narrative. But I have a feeling that eventually this tactic will backfire on them, if it's not starting to already. It's a short step -- why would I believe anything Joe McGinnis says or writes after this? I would also now look at his previous work with suspicion as well. And by extension, why would I believe any book that Random House chooses to publish is accurate and not slanted? They have just tainted themselves -- now I look at the entire publishing industry with a jaundiced eye as I already do with the MSM.
These people have just made life more difficult for those authors and publishers who are honest, because now they have to prove that they *don't* have an agenda. And once again, the Left ruins yet another aspect of communication.